Mom sends the strangest things

In this installment, she sent a picture of Aunt Mitch running, a handy guide to decode the flags the sideline ref in soccer is waving, the lyrics to “Lady Marmalade,”a manual/product guide for the Hasselblad, and a sex manual. Not just any sex manual, this is the RX version, “For those married or about to be”, 9th edition, 23rd printing, copyright 1965. I’m not really sure why she sent this to me, but I’m guessing she doesn’t really need it. The chapter titles are enlightening in and of themselves.

  1. Need of Sex Instruction
  2. Reproductive System-Male
  3. Reproductive System-Female
  4. Sexual Lubricants
  5. First Intercourse
  6. Frequency of Intercourse
  7. Different Positions for Intercourse
  8. Location of Orgasm in Women
  9. Cause of The Sex Orgasm
  10. Importance of Contact of Penis with Clitoris
  11. The Sex Impulse in Man and Woman Compared
  12. Frigidity and Sexual Anesthesia in Woman
  13. Impotence
  14. Spanis “Fly”-Bromides
  15. Orgasm Delayed by Local Anesthesia
  16. Sex Hygene
  17. Auto-Erotism (Masturbation, Etc.)
  18. Sex Anomalies and Oddieies (Vaginal Spasm, Caught Penis, Etc.)
  19. Menopause
  20. Male Climacteric
  21. Sex Relations After the Climacteric
  22. Fertility
  23. Sterility
  24. Birth Control (Perforated, for easy removal)
  25. Diagnosis of Pregnancy
  26. Note on Bust Development
  27. Glossary

Some of it’s interesting, there’s a lot of quotes from Kinsey, and there’s been some significant advances in medicine, especially in the birth control and pregnancy test areas (a two hour test for pregnancy that involves rats! It’s so much faster, but less reliable, than the rabbit test.) In the comparison of male and female sex impulse, there’s a good debate on which sex posesses the greater impulse, and there’s diagrams showing both proper and improper technique to achieve orgasm in both partners. I kind of wonder if she’s trying to make up for explaining where babies come from (I can’t seem to find the post about that. She explained it by drawing it and attributing anatomy features to “mommy’s” and “daddy’s” instead of “the man’s” and “the woman’s.”)


  1. George Says:
    February 3rd, 2006 at 21:41 ummmm……
  2. Palila Says:
    February 3rd, 2006 at 23:05 Yeah.
  3. TCB Says:
    February 4th, 2006 at 23:23 I don’t know if “ummmmm…” even begins to cover it.
  4. George Says:
    February 5th, 2006 at 4:28 I’ve uncovered stranger. Between her and Suz-babe, it isn’t THAT wierd (I got packaged meat for my 21st birthday from mom).
  5. Palila Says:
    February 5th, 2006 at 10:52 It was a good use of space when (in college) she’d use ramen as packing material.
  6. Susanne More Says:
    February 8th, 2006 at 9:42 You are too funny!!! Maybe it was sent for it “antique value”….can’t say for sure.
  7. Palila Says:
    February 8th, 2006 at 10:12 That’s true. It could have been stranger, like blow-up weight-loss pants ;)
  8. Susanne More Says:
    February 9th, 2006 at 8:44 The blow-up pants are reserved for the gift that keeps on giving. They are currently in ATL.

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